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Riverina Bookkeeping
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Riverina Bookkeeping was established in 2010 to service the growing needs of small businesses in Wagga Wagga and the surrounding areas. With current and changing legislative and statutory demands on small business a professional bookkeeping service p
Ace Local Bookkeeping
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About Us In 1992, an Express Bookkeeping franchise was established in Albury by Graham Howse, operating from a room in his garage. He needed to employ a casual bookkeeper to help lighten his load and decided on a young mum – Debbie Smillie. Over
H&R Block Canberra
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The H&R Block advantage As Australia’s leading income tax services company, we’re aware that most people regard taxes as a burden. So to ensure that your tax experience is the best it can be, we can guarantee that you will get the maximum tax refu
Tally & Co Bookkeepers
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Based in Shepparton, we are a team of passionate bookkeepers who love the challenges of small and medium business and helping owners to go it their way. Our team are degree qualified and all work is ultimately supervised by our in-house CPA. Our s
Complete Bookkeeping Bendigo
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Complete Bookkeeping Bendigo (ABN 70 312 720 290) is locally owned/operated by Emily Jusi. Emily commenced her bookkeeping business in March 2006. From invoicing and accounts receivable/payable through to bank reconciliation and preparation of BAS
Essential Bookkeeping Solutions
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About our team – your small business bookkeeping specialists serving Shellharbour, the Illawarra and Australia wide Meet our experienced bookkeeping team, who specialise in bookkeeping services for small business. We work with a wide range of busi
SBG Accountants and Business Advisors
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SBG Accountants & Business Advisors was established over 40 years ago to provide traditional accounting and taxation services to small business owners. Over the years we have responded to the needs of our clients and we now offer a complete range of
City Tax Accountants Melbourne
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OUR MISSION City Tax Accountants enjoys the reputation of being one of the most successful accounting firms in Australia. We have earned this position by continuousely offering innovation and leading edge solutions to our clients over many years
AGI Bookkeeping
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We are bookkeeping and accounts professionals and have been making sure that our clients' accounts are perfect for over 15 years. We are Melbourne's foremost bookkeeping experts and have helped hundreds of large and small businesses solve their all t
My Accounts Sydney
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OUR HISTORY My Accounts was established by accountants in 2007 to meet the ever growing shortage of quality bookkeeping service providers. We provide a full range of Management Accounting services from basic bookkeeping, BAS lodgement services,
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Finding the right Bookkeeper

Selecting the right bookkeeper is a very important decision to make. Whether you want help setting up your new business, or you’re business has become so busy you feel like you’re sinking in a pile of paperwork faster than quicksand, we have a variety of bookkeepers just waiting to whip out their calculators and get cracking on your books!

So what makes a good Bookkeeper?

A professional bookkeeper must be extremely competent in the tasks you need them to do, charge a reasonable rate, use compatible accounting software package/s, and get along with you and your team by understanding your vision, goals and principles.

A great bookkeeper can make you feel like they have just lifted the weight of the world off your shoulders, especially if you are great at what you do, but the books are just not your thing. A bookkeeper can help you get back to focussing on what you love.

The importance of a consultation is your first step to finding a good bookkeeper—it's your chance to feel things out. A consultation is your chance to see if you feel the bookkeeper understands what you want and the needs of your business.

Some important things to consider:

  • What are their qualifications?
  • How many years of experience do they have?
  • What industries do they specialise in?
  • Will they give a fixed price per hour, or a set rate per month/quarter and what does that include? Ensure you receive a Scope of Works prior to agreeing to their services. This is vital!
  • Are they a qualified BAS agent or do they have access to one?
  • What software do they prefer?
  • How many bookkeepers are in their firm? Just the one or many? If so, ensure they inform you in writing of just who will be accessing your personal data.
  • Where will they store your data and what security measures do they have in place?
  • What services do they offer? Payroll, human resources, budgeting, inventory/stock control, admin services, lodging of IAS and/or BAS? Some bookkeeping firms even offer to manage your business social media accounts.
  • Do they work on site or remotely? With most online accounting software being cloud-based, it has the capability for multiple users to login at the same time and work from literally anywhere.
  • What are their payment policies?
  • What are their hours of operation? Will that fit in with your business?
  • Do they provide training for you and your staff so that you can become more independent?

But do I really need a Bookkeeper?

Every business has to do bookkeeping!!! Hiring the services of a professional bookkeeper can put your mind at ease as you know your business is complying with the ATO and other relevant government agencies.

The information you receive from your bookkeeping data entry also helps you understand how your business is performing and what you might need to change.

In Summary

Bookkeeping is a non-negotiable for all business people. It is a legal requirement that simply must be be done. However, there is also the important ‘human’ side to bookkeeping; people want to hire someone whose personality will fit their business and their office; particularly if your bookkeeper will physically come to your office and help you with other administration tasks. We are here to help you find your bookkeeping soul mate!

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